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Ranked #1 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites
Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from student to master designer.... more » Owner description: Join an hour-long tour of 'Mackintosh at the GSA' to discover the architects life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the exterior of the Mackintosh building and uncover architectural gems in the surrounding area. Due to the recent fire in the Mackintosh building, there will be no access to the building's interiors for the foreseeable future. Explore the rich history of The Glasgow School of Art at the 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre through artefacts from GSA's Archives and Collections, illuminating life at the School from 1845 to present day. Join GSA's City Walking Tours to explore Glasgow's creative past and present and browse designs by students, staff and alumni in the GSA Shop. The 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre and GSA Shop in the Reid building at 164 Renfrew Street are open 9.45Am - 5.15Pm, 7 days a week. Tours depart from the 'Window on Mackintosh' 7 days a week. Every purchase supports the School. « less
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Ranked #2 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Art Galleries; Performances
Owner description: Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised... more » Owner description: Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. SHARMANKA (Russian for Barrel-Organ) was founded by sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Audiences in many countries have been fascinated by its magic, and based in Glasgow since 1996 it has gained a reputation as one of the city's hidden treasures. Unique art and craft for thought and entertainment for any age. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£5, conc £4, children age 4-12 - free. There are additional shows on Mon and Tue in May-September. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking is essential « less
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Ranked #3 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries... more » Owner description: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. « less
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Ranked #4 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Educational Sites
Take a student-led tour of the university's historic campus. The university was founded more than 500 years ago.
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Ranked #5 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
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Ranked #6 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House... more » Owner description: Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 and built in the attractive setting of Bellahouston Park in the 1990s, House for an Art Lover allows the visitor an insight into Mackintosh's renowned talent not just as an architect, but as a an artist, designer and pioneer of the Modern Movement. The venue runs regular arts themed events and is home to the popular Art Lover's Cafe. « less
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Ranked #7 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Parks
Over 360 acres of green, this lovely park is best known for its well-kept scenic running and walking trails.
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Ranked #8 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international... more » Owner description: The beautiful home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist who brought international fame to the city of Glasgow. « less
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Ranked #9 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Parks
The River Kelvin runs through the West End's large and attractive park which hosts festivals and events throughout the year.
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Ranked #10 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: A series of 50 minute lunchtime plays at the West End's Oran Mor pub, an historic converted church of architectural interest.... more » Owner description: A series of 50 minute lunchtime plays at the West End's Oran Mor pub, an historic converted church of architectural interest. Drink and pie included. « less
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Ranked #11 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #12 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Neighborhoods; Parks
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Ranked #13 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Gardens

The Botanic Gardens are located at the top of Byres Road, where it meets Great Western Road.  It is a beautiful space in the west end of Glasgow, which is very popular with local... more »

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Ranked #14 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Cemeteries
Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris.... more » Owner description: The Necropolis, Glasgow's Victorian City of the Dead, is a vast and grand cemetery modeled on Père-Lachaise in Paris. Described as one of the most significant cemeteries in Europe, it is a major visitor attraction and patrolled by Park Rangers. Heritage Trail maps are available to guide the visitor to the memorials and tombs of some of Glasgow's most eminent citizens. « less
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Ranked #15 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Libraries
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Ranked #16 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Art Museums; Art Galleries
This museum houses the private collection of Sir William Burrell.
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Ranked #17 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites
Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City... more » Owner description: Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events. « less
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Ranked #18 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #19 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Theaters
Most of the city's major musical performances and operas are held here.
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Ranked #20 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #21 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and... more » Owner description: The medieval Glasgow Cathedral has been in constant use for worship for over 800 years, and is of great architectural and historic interest. Highlights include one of the finest post-war collections of stained glass windows in Britain, and the ceiling in the Blackadder Aisle which was built around 1500 by Archbishop Blackadder. Cared for by Historic Scotland and open to visitors throughout the year from 9.30am except Sundays when it is open at 1pm. Recitals and special family events are a regular feature. Closing times vary seasonally. « less
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Ranked #22 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe... more » Owner description: Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants. « less
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Ranked #23 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #24 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Museums
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Ranked #25 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Art Museums; Art Galleries
This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
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Ranked #26 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage... more » Owner description: 2013 Winner of the European Museum of the Year. Highlights include steam trains, Glasgow trams and trolley buses, vintage cars, motorbikes and cycles including possibly the worlds oldest bicycle. There is also a Glasgow street with shops, subway station and pub. Guided tours available. « less
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Ranked #27 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #28 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored... more » Owner description: The Tenement House provides a rare glimpse into life in Glasgow in the early 20th century, in the faithfully restored four-room house lived in by Miss Agnes Toward for over half a century. See what it meant to be an 'independent woman' in the first half of the 20th century; experience how ordinary folk lived, and appreciate how many of the household amenities we now take for granted were considered luxuries less than a century ago. Authentic gas lighting has been installed to recreate the atmosphere of the house, which didn't have electric lighting until 1960. An exhibition on the ground floor makes the most of Miss Toward's extensive personal archive, providing a valuable time capsule for visitors today. « less
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Ranked #29 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
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Ranked #30 of 173 attractions in Glasgow
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Britannia Panopticon is the worlds oldest surviving music hall. It opened in 1857 above a pub called the Britannia Vaults and... more » Owner description: Britannia Panopticon is the worlds oldest surviving music hall. It opened in 1857 above a pub called the Britannia Vaults and it served the working classes who made Glasgow the Industrial Capital of the World. For over 80 years Britannia entertained, and in addition to being a music hall, the building also accommodated early cinema, wax works, carnival amusements, freak show and basement zoo.Famous debut performances include Stan Laurel in 1906 and Jack Buchanan in 1911. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon - 4pm (unless a show is programmed) from April - November for general viewing.Britannia Panopticon is also open for music hall shows, silent movie and Laurel & Hardy film nights, marts, festivals and other events. Admission is generally free (we charge to get back out). Please donate when you visit to help us raise money to conserve this wonderful historic survivor from the heyday of music hall and early cinema. Britannia Panopticon is also available for private hire (conditions apply). « less
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